I’m as big of a consumer as the next gal. I pine over the fact that I still don’t have an iPhone, I’d have a new pair of shoes every week if I could, I buy magazines like they’re going out of style (oh, wait…), and I’m a sucker for a good sale. There’s nothing though, and I mean nothing, like handmade stuff to make a girl feel all shiny and happy. During these days of “clicking and shipping”, knowing that someone put their valuable time and effort into creating something special just for you, is a huge gift in and of itself. That’s why when my online knitting group The Meowers threw me a virtual baby shower, I was all smiles. If you got a box delivered to your doorstep filled with all of these goodies, wouldn’t you be too?
Take a look at a few of the items that are going to make our little gal, the best-dressed babe on the block!
(Me, 8 1/2 months preggers, holding the loot.)
Inside those packages were these beauties, handmade by…
Karen B. & Melinda M.
Stephanie M., Chris B. & Karen B.
Jenn B., Deb S. & Deb W.
Kristin G., Claudia C. & Sarah S.
Here are links to a few of the projects you see pictured:
Love someone? Want to throw them their own virtual shower? Here are 3-steps How-to :
1. Contact the crafty people (friends, group members, web-board frequenters, etc.) who might like to participate in showering the specified recipient with handmade gifts. Make sure to let everyone know the theme or what the shower is for (ie. baby, wedding, birthday or just because).
2. Designate a due date for finished items to be sent to organizer’s home by. Make sure to decide ahead of time whether each individual is in charge of wrapping their own gift, or if the organizer will handle it.
3. Mail of the big ‘ol box of knitted (or sewn, crocheted, embroidered, whatever) love to the lucky intended.
Big, mushy-gushy thanks to my girls (and guy)–Yous guys are the best!
It's almost July and that means it's time to debut YarnYAY!’s Fall/Winter Designer in Residence - the amazing, vibrant, and talented, Toni Lipsey aka @tlyarncrafts ! We're big fans of her work in both the crochet and Tunisian crochet realms and couldn't be more thrilled to have her on the design team for the season.
✨This means that, as of our July box (on sale now) YarnYAY! subscribers will receive one of her patterns, designed especially for us! 🧶
Welcome Toni, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗻, 𝟭𝟬𝟬% 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱-𝗻𝗲𝘄, 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 @keepourclinics It'𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.
(Go to the link I’m my @vickiehowell bio to shop).
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